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Box Tree Caterpillar and Box Blight - Natural solutions for both of these probklems including our NEW Straw Pellets. 

  • Nemasys® F&V - Spray with Nemasys® F&V as soon as the 1st caterpillars are spotted (late March onwards) and then repeat as needed to keep the caterpillars under control.
  • New Straw Easy Mulch – Box Blight thrives in moist conditions, so mulch around your box plants with Straw Mulch Pellets, which absorbs and locks in moisture you can reduce box tree blight.
  • As mentioned in the Sunday Times - Use TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix for healthy green, blight free box trees / hedges/ balls. TopBuxus is a brilliant leaf fertiliser, which is sprayed on and encourages healthy blight-free growth.
  • Box Tree Moth Trap - Use this funnel trap to trap the moths.

Box Tree Moth Trap

Box Tree Moth Trap incluidng 4 sachets of attractant - currently unavailable
Box Moth Trap Attractant - 5 sachets - currently unavailable
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Box Tree Moth Trap - Box Tree Moth overwinters as a caterpillars, hidden between box leaves that it has spun together with silk before emerging in the Spring to mate and lay eggs. There can be up to 3 generations of moths per year, so this means moths can be present from April until September. Use this new funnel trap to trap the moths. Use them to protect your box plants if you know there are moths in the area or position then to monitor moth activity in your area. Currently unavailable.

Box Tree Moth Trap - Adult Box Tree Moths has up to a 4cm wingspan and it usually white wings with a brown border around the wings, although the moths can sometimes be completely brown. This new Box Tree Moth Trap uses a pheromone lure to attract the male moths and trap them - without the males, any eggs laid will be infertile leading to a reduction in the population. Use this trap between April and September - use 1 trap per 0.5 acre (10,000 sqm) and position them close to where the box plants are growing and hung at a height of 1.5 -2m above the ground.

 

Box Tree Moth Trap - Each trap is supplied with 4 sachets of lure and a new sachet of lure should be used  every 5 weeks i.e. we supply each trap with sufficient lure for 20 weeks. The pheromone lure comes in a capsule, which is simply placed into the cage in the top of the trap. 5cm of water is then added to the trap and then as the moths are attracted by the lure they are caught in the funnel trap and are unable to escape. The trap should be emptied weekly. The pheromone lure is specific to the box tree moth, so other species will not be attracted.

 

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Box Tree Caterpillars

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Controlling Box Tree Caterpillars - These caterpillars feeds on box plants causing severe defoliation and although it is native to East Asia it has become well established in parts of London and some of the surrounding counties. The caterpillars eat the box leaves and produce large amounts of webbing. As the caterpillars feed, areas of dieback may appear, which will be especially apparent on trimmed plants. Control Box Tree Caterpillars naturally by spraying with Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection (F&V) 3 times at 7 day intervals when the caterpillars are 1st spotted ad the temperature is above 12c. 

N.B. Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection is a perishable product it does not keep, so order when the pest is present and you are ready to apply.

  

Box Tree Caterpillars - Box Tree Caterpillars are greenish-yellow with black headsand once fully grown the caterpillars reach up to 4cm in length and will have a thick black and thin white stripes along its body. It overwinters as a caterpillar, hidden between leaves that have been spun together with silk. In the spring, the moths appear - they have brown or clear wings and are about 4cm in width. It is believed to have two or three generations per year. Control Box Tree Caterpillars by spraying with Nemasys® F&V in the spring as soon as the 1st caterpillars are spotted and the daytime temp is 12c (late March onwards) and then repeat as needed to keep the caterpillars under control. N.B. It is also important to treat in the autumn (Sept / Oct) i.e. NOW to kill as many of the caterpillars BEFORE they have the chance to over-winter.

 

Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection - Each pack of Nemasys® Fruit and Vegetable Protection contains a unique mix of different nematodes, which protects your plants, fruit and veg from caterpillars. It is suitable for use on organic crops & it will NOT harm pets, children, wildlife or bees. To control caterpillars order 3 packs of F&V and apply them 3 times at 7 day intervals. Each pack will treat up to 60 sqm of plants. Make sure to wet the area before the application to increase the humidity and thus provide a better environment for the nematodes in order to keep them alive for as long as possible. Mix the first sachet of nematodes with water and apply with a sprayer directly to the affected plants making sure the nematodes come into contact with the caterpillars. The nematodes enter the caterpillars and kill them. The whole process is repeated 7 day later using the 2nd and 3rd fresh pack of nematodes. Store the sachets in a fridge and use them before the expiry date (approx 4 weeks).  

Treating Box Blight with Topbuxus

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TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix - For healthy green, blight free box trees / hedges/ balls and topiary apply TopBuxus Box Tree Health MixBox blight is a fungal disease, which causes leaves to go brown and fall off, leading to bare patches, which makes the plants unsightly. TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix is a brilliant leaf fertiliser, which is sprayed on and encourages healthy blight-free growth.

TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix - Spray your box trees / hedges/ balls / topiary throughout the growing season (1-5 times a year) with this leaf fertiliser containing trace elements on a 100% natural base to strengthen your box tree, produces healthy green, shiny leaves and at the same time protect them from box blight. TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix is supplied as 20g effervescent tablets with each tablet capable of treating 10 sqm of box trees / plants. Add a tablet to 1 litre of water and leave it to "fizz" for 10 minutes before spraying the resulting solution onto 10m of box trees / hedges. Start applying TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix in the spring to ensure healthy, green new growth. TopBuxus Box Tree Health Mix is easy and safe to use and should be sprayed over the entire surface of your plants. Apply throughout the growing season to ensure blight free growth. It is important to apply in the autumn to ensure your box is free from blight fungal spores during the winter.

 

"I was heartbroken when my box trees turned brown. My neighbours destroyed theirs. I was sceptical that mine could be saved but I now have lovely new green leaves on all my plants. The health mix is expensive, but not as expensive as replacing all my mature plants. Very pleased." via email

 

 

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Solo Sprayer - This unique 2 litre sprayer has an adjustable nozzle allowing you to direct the spray exactly where required, so it is ideal for applying natural sprays. The Solo Sprayer features a trigger lock for continuous spraying, a large curved pumping handle for ease of use and a large opening for easy to filling. It also has an automatic pressure relief valve for safety. Aim the sprayer directly at insect pests or when applying fungicides such as sulphur rose or our new mildew control aim at the top of the plant and then adjust the nozzle and spray the underside of the plant covering the leaves completely. This gives maximum protection from attack by fungal diseases whilst using the minimum amount of spray.

 

Special Offer - Buy a Solo Sprayer and 200g of Topbuxus Box Tree Health Mix for £35.99 saving £3.50

Straw Mulch Pellets for Blight

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New Straw Mulch Pellets – Fungal diseases such as Box Blight and mildew which attacks strawberries thrive in moist conditions, so by mulching around your box / strawberry plants with Straw Mulch Pellets, which absorbs and locks in moisture you can reduce fungal diseases. This mulch is made from BRITISH straw and as well as being highly absorbent, it is clean and easy to handle, won’t blow away and looks great too!

New Straw Mulch Pellets – This straw mulch is highly absorbent, so it will quickly absorb water (rainfall and watering) and lock it in creating a "micro climate" around your plants, which is beneficial for your plants, but stops fungal diseases such as blight and mildew from thriving.  Supplied in pellet form, simply spread it over the surface of the soil to a depth of approx. 5cm, add water and watch it expand to 4x its size to create a DRY mulch which will hold 6x its own weight in moisture and will not blow away. This effective mulch also supresses weeds, stops moisture loss, reduces slug and snail activity and as it breaks down it releases nutrients into the soil - WOW!!!! Supplied in 15KG bags, each bag will mulch an area of 4sqm to a depth of 5cm. At the end of each season, the mulch can be left to rot away (releasing nutrients into the soil) or dug in to improve soil structure.

 

N.B. Free delivery EXCLUDES the following postcodes AB,BT,HS,IM,IV,KA,PA,PH and ZE and the Channel Islands. For delivery to these postcodes, please call us on 01493 750061 for a quote.